About your Search

20130201
20130228
Search Results 0 to 17 of about 18 (some duplicates have been removed)
on "andrea mitchell reports" live pictures from vatican city. where pope benedict xvi shocked the world today and some of his closest advisors announcing he will step down as the leader of the 1.2 billion roman catholics at the end of this month. he will be the first pontiff to abductate in 719 years. >> today signing a lack of strength. the pope said i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted me. reactions are pouring in. >> i think pope benedict xvi legacy is his engagement of faith with the modern world. >> i feel particular -- a particular bond with him and a note of sadness, to be honest with you. on the other hand, my appreciation for him, which was already high, is enhanced a bit because with the sense of realism that he has such an esteem for the office of the successor of st. peter, which is what the pope sshg the bishop of rome, the successor of st. peter, he says, you know, i may not be up to it now, and perhaps i can best serve jesus and his church and his people by stepping aside. i have to admire him. >> and here at home one day ahead of p
vatican analyst george weigel is here with me, and we begin with claudio. you were shocked by this. people in st. peter's square didn't even know that it was happening. tell us what happened. >> no, they didn't, andrea. we came around here after the shocking news, and all the cameras came down, and what the tourists saw is what's going on. everybody was just wandering around st. peter's square like it was a normal day, of course, and when we told them that the pope was abdicating they were shocked. they couldn't even -- they didn't even know that a pope could abdicate, as a matter of fact. in a way money knew in a way because the last pope that did that was about 700 years ago. it was in 1294. it seemed like it was impossible in modern times, but pope benedict xvi hinted that in 2010 and a mof times after that that if he felt that his strength wasn't such that he could carry on the very important duties of a pope, that he would think about it at least, but nobody saw that coming. this morning he announced that in latin so it made it even more difficult for people to get that through that l
richard engel, and with us today veteran foreign correspondent keith miller, who covered the vatican for decades, and he joins us from miami. first to you, chris jansing. as you're hearing more details about the arrival or beginning of the conclave of cardinals, what are you expecting? who are the front runners? this does have sort of the feel of politics even if it is supposedly a spiritual event. >> yes. i mean, they say it's a political and excommunication is what happens if you are a cardinal and you leak anything that's going on inside the conclave. that's not to say that there isn't politics, that will aren't certain people that have their favorites. we did talk today to spokesman for the vatican, and they're working all these details up right now. exactly when this is going to happen, but they want to do it sooner rather than later after the pope stepdz down because what they don't want to happen is that runs into the easter season, so i think it's possible that the cardinals would all gather as soon as march 1st we know that the pope is stepping down on february 28th. as to w
us next. and later, will the vatican call an earlier conclave? you're watching "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. for tapping into a wealth of experience. for access to one of the top wealth management firms in the country. for a team of financial professionals who provide customized solutions. for all of your wealth management and retirement goals, discover how pnc wealth management can help you achieve. visit pnc.com/wealthsolutions to find out more. is moving backward. [ engine turns over, tires squeal ] and you'll find advanced safety technology like an available heads-up display on the 2013 lexus gs. there's no going back. she was a picky eater. well now i'm her dietitian and last year, she wasn't eating so well. so i recommended boost complete nutritional drink to help her get the nutrition she was missing. and now she drinks it every day. well, it tastes great! [ male announcer ] boost has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones, and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle. and our great taste is guaranteed or
raphion there. it's going to cut a lot of jobs. >> vatican intrigue. new controversy surface as the pope permits an earlier start for the conclave to choose his successor. and the oscar goes to ben affleck. scoring gold with "argo" as first lady michelle obama stuns with a surprise special appearance from the white house. >> i am so honored to help introduce this year's nominees for best picture and to help celebrate the movies that lift our spirits, broaden our minds, and transport us to places we have never imaged. this has been an exciting year for movies, and i want to congratulate all the nominees on their tremendous work. >> good day. i am andrea mitchell live in london today. secretary of state john kerry is trying to salvage a key meeting with syrian rebels. they are threatening to boycott the session in rome because the united states and europe have refused to give them arms and other critical aid. kerry took time in london today to call a key rebel leader and all but plead with him to show up. joining us for our daily fix chris calizza and managing editor of post politics.com.
is live from the vatican. ann, the message that the pope delivered was unusually personal. tell me about what he said. it must have been an extraordinary day. >> reporter: it really was, andrea. it was an extremely personal message from this reserved man. pope benedict spoke to the crowd ability his eight years as pontiff. he described the papacy as a great weight. the pope doesn't have privacy. every moment of his life is someone else's. he compared it to the story of st. peter on the boat in the sea of galley and the storm comes up and he said when the seas got rough and the high winds came he said sometimes he felt like st. peter in the boat. he told the crowd that he felt like the lord was sleeping. that was an extraordinary admission, i think, from the leader of the catholic church. it was a deeply moving sermon. many people in the crowd felt very touched by what he had to say. the people who came today, they came to see history. they came to support him to say yes, we believe that you have done the right thing by stepping down because he is the first pope in 600 years to step down
of the night, he actually cut his head, there was some blood in his hair, the vatican said. but the vatican spokesperson said today in a meeting with reporters said, look, don't read too much into that one incident. yesterday at the ash wednesday mass in st. peter's basilica is that this pope is suffering from the ravages of age, he was wheeled down the aisle and he had to be helped up to the altar. and? very humble man received a rock star like ovation. it was a prolonged standing ovation and when he exited the basilica, people got up out of their chairs as they tried to capture one last memento of this man's papacy. today he address a group of priests here in rome and he said at the beginning of the address, it's very clear he's comfortable with being a short timer now, he said look, because of my advanced age, i couldn't prepare a speech, but i'm just going to chat. he chatted for 45 minutes as to what will happen once he retires, he said he's going to spend his retirement hidden from the world. >> ann thompson, it's just been remarkable, you reporting on that mass yesterday, and the pic
young priests going back to the 1980s. that story was published on sunday and on monday the vatican acce accepted, the pope accepted his resignation. i have to tell you that that -- things moving that quickly in the vatican, that's absolutely warp speed because they don't do things that quickly. now, totally unheard of. and then you have the vati-leaks scan dl and that is the pope's put ler and stole documents and had them published because he brought them to a reporter because he felt that the pope was ill served by the -- that's the veteran bureaucracy. well, there was a secret report, an internal report that the pope said only he has read and he'll leave it for the next pope but italian newspapers here have been filled with all kinds of speculation about what's in that report, everything from gay priests and blackmail and it's just -- it's really sort of unbelievable. but despite all of that, i can tell you they're preparing for a big crowd tomorrow for his final audience. 50,000 people have requested tickets and they expect many, many more to show up. >> i know it's supposed to be a
. it was a very tender movement. >> pope benedict then left the vatican by helicopter to begin his retirement at castle gondolpho where emrerjed a while ago to greet well wishers who have gathered in the paizza. piazza. the papal summer retreat will be benedict's temporary residence. he will be watching from the sidelines as the cardinals begin the task of choosing a new leader for the catholic church. also in rome today secretary of state john kerry meeting for the first time with syrian rebel leaders to announce a major shift in u.s. policy, but is it enough? for the first time the u.s. will send nonlethal aid to op sfwligs fighters. >> the united states' decision to take further steps now is the result of the continued brutality of a superior armed force. propped up by foreign fighters from iran and hezbollah. >> going nowhere. less than 24 hours to go and the senate stages two votes, but with no chance of either succeeding. $85 billion in across the board cuts, the so-called sequester, are going to kick in. >> we're going to go through a charade here in a little while. we're going to have
. the vatican announced that the papal conclave for the next pope will begin the week after march 15th. we'll be right back. ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. when i first felt the diabetic nerve pain, of course, i had no idea what it was. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it progressed from there to burning like i was walking on hot coals to like a thousand bees that were just stinging my feet. i have a great relationship with my doctor. he found lyrica for me. [ female announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, changes in eye sight
at the vatican. possibly allowing for the conclave to start before he officially steps down. current church law forces cardinals to wait at least 15 days after the papacy is vacant to begin the process of picking a successor. the fact that benedict is still alive could help drive some change. >>> in syria today state tv says that 53 people were killed, more than 200 were wounded by a car bombing in damascus. at least three attacks many the capitol today. after merely two years the civil war has claimed more than 70,000 lives. joining us now is pulitzer prize winning writer and reporter dexter whose latest reporting in "the new yorker" i will lyme lum natures why a solution to this crisis has been so elusive. thanks. it's great to see you. thanks very much. you really were digging into hezbollah, its roots in beirut, of course, in lebanon, but also the iranian proxy war that is being fought in the civil war in syria. what is your bottom line in terms of the role of hezbollah, away we're seeing today in these bombings arks consideringed to most of the experts, please weigh in, is that this is rea
Search Results 0 to 17 of about 18 (some duplicates have been removed)

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)